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The Fresh Prince of Lavinium →

miser-amator:

Now this is a story all about how
A life got flipped-turned upside down
And I’d like to take a minute,
Just sit right there,
I’ll tell you all about Aeneas’ trip and love affair

In west Anatolia born and raised
In his agris the Dardanian spent most of his days
Chillin’ out, workin’,…

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13 hours ago

Martial (via life-of-a-latin-student)

uersiculos in me narratur scribere Cinna.
non scribit, cuius carmina nemo legit.


The story goes that Cinna’s writing little verses attacking me. A man doesn’t ‘write’ if nobody reads his poems.

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How to be a Successful Roman Epic Poet (after Virgil): A Guide for the Perplexed →

lionofchaeronea:

  • Be sure to begin your epic with a nauseatingly sycophantic address to the reigning Emperor. (“Humble worm that I am, I would never dream of singing of you, o great Caesar; your virtue is too vast, your deeds too amazing, and have I mentioned how well your new toga brings out the color of your…
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14 hours ago

mutamur:

someone with more musical ability than me needs to make an anthem-y indie song that uses lyrics from medieval college boy songs 

Ok but only after I get my pop punk catullus cd.

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14 hours ago

I borrowed a book on Mystery cults in the ancient world (just for the lolz ya know…) and when I got to the section on the rituals for Magna Mater and the Taurobolium I was just…

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14 hours ago
l4xord:

classicsenthusiast:

I decided to throw my cheat sheet for ancient Greek out there, a small description of case uses (for beginners).
Not pictured - Vocative:
Spoken directly (e.g. “Socrates, I want to kill you.”)

Σώκρατες, θέλω σε ἀποθνήσκειν

l4xord:

classicsenthusiast:

I decided to throw my cheat sheet for ancient Greek out there, a small description of case uses (for beginners).

Not pictured - Vocative:

Spoken directly (e.g. “Socrates, I want to kill you.”)

Σώκρατες, θέλω σε ἀποθνήσκειν

(via magistraomahony)

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1 day ago
captain-of-the-garrison:

orelseitgetsthehoseagain:

merlin: a summary of the last five seasons

i just spit coffee all over my keyboard, thankyouverymuch

captain-of-the-garrison:

orelseitgetsthehoseagain:

merlin: a summary of the last five seasons

i just spit coffee all over my keyboard, thankyouverymuch

(Source: spacecrone, via leons-lioness)

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2 days ago

Well the series finale of Young Jusctice was TRAUMATIZING

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2 days ago

carriehopefletcher:

regretisfortheliving:

bowtiesarecool4:

This is deep, man

one of the greatest piece of information taught to me in life was from a fucking deranged talking baboon

I love this!

(Source: neogohann, via alwaystakeatoweltoaparty)

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4 days ago

Sound is unable to travel in the vaccum of space so if I farted real hard nobody would know. Truly silent but DEADLY

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4 days ago

elemesy:

This post wins, everyone else can go home

(Source: shakespeareatbakerstreet, via bellastarkideve)

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4 days ago
raptorific:

nonbinaryeldritchhorror:

raptorific:

beshabar:

raptorific:

storm-cloud-kitten:

the-gallium-knight:

birdsy-purplefishes:

raptorific:

The scientific method. Use. Use the scientific method. “We may never know.” Bologna. Use the scientific method.

They don’t have that. They have MAGIC.

Where there are patterns of cause and effect, the scientific method has insight. But if they’d started using it we’d all be aparating on fucking Mars by now.

The scientific method isn’t really a great way to determine “hmm how did this baby not die when all those other people did” because what are you gonna do to prove whatever your hypothesis is? Avada Kedavra at a bunch of babies whose parents love them very much? Good luck finding your test subjects, dude.

They could have done autopsies on the victims of the Avada Kedavra curse, compared to autopsies on people who died of natural causes, eventually isolating the true cause-of-death in the bodies of the victims, and then use this new understanding to create an effective counter-curse without anyone needing to sacrifice their life for their child.
The scientific method could also be used to isolate the composition of Phoenix tears, the process by which they spark perfect cellular regeneration, and then synthesize an artificial version with the same effects, essentially rendering all of medical science obsolete. 
The “can’t be done” and “we may never know” attitude of the wizarding world has seriously limited their ability to progress as a society.

look okay they’re still using medieval quills over pencils, I think cellular regeneration is still many innovations away in the wizarding world

Yeah but they could make all of those leaps in like a week if they used the scientific method. Bring in like, ten muggle scientists, get them to analyze the shit out of everything, then send them home with some extra spending money and fabricated memories of a science conference out-of-town

#ravenclaws.. #whaat a ravenclaw…

Don’t get it mixed up. I’m not just advocating science for the sake of better understanding. I’m a slytherin, so I’m looking for practical applications for the knowledge gained through use of the scientific method. 
For example, why is the wizarding world still effectively using carrier pigeons? Sirius Black demonstrated that instantaneous communication is possible via the floo network, so why not fill cigarette lighters with floo powder? This would not only be the wizarding equivalent of a cell phone, but would also allow streamline the process of creating entryways into the floo network.
There are people, like Tonks, who can rewrite their own genetic code with a thought. There are people, like McGonagall, who can completely change species and retain human cognition. There are potions, like Polyjuice, that rewrite your genetic code temporarily, replicating both a person’s nature and nurture. They’ve naturally perfected genetic engineering, but their understanding of how these processes work has left them completely unable to apply it practically.
For example, if they did a little bit of research and development, they could isolate the genes that allow for magical abilities, replicate the process by which Polyjuice Potion works, and synthesize a new potion that allows people like Filch, who were born squibs but desperately want to be wizards, to drink a little bit of potion every day so they’re able to use magic. 
Or, if they isolate the genes that allow Tonks and Teddy to rewrite their genetic code at will, as well as the process by which animagi are able to retain their human consciousness while in an animal body, they could easily create an effective treatment for lycanthropy that allows werewolves like Lupin to control the shift between man and wolf and retain control of themselves while in wolf form. 
Additionally, if they did research on what contagion causes lycanthropy, they would be so much closer to creating a vaccine that makes it significantly less communicable. 

raptorific:

nonbinaryeldritchhorror:

raptorific:

beshabar:

raptorific:

storm-cloud-kitten:

the-gallium-knight:

birdsy-purplefishes:

raptorific:

The scientific method. Use. Use the scientific method. “We may never know.” Bologna. Use the scientific method.

They don’t have that. They have MAGIC.

Where there are patterns of cause and effect, the scientific method has insight. But if they’d started using it we’d all be aparating on fucking Mars by now.

The scientific method isn’t really a great way to determine “hmm how did this baby not die when all those other people did” because what are you gonna do to prove whatever your hypothesis is? Avada Kedavra at a bunch of babies whose parents love them very much? Good luck finding your test subjects, dude.

They could have done autopsies on the victims of the Avada Kedavra curse, compared to autopsies on people who died of natural causes, eventually isolating the true cause-of-death in the bodies of the victims, and then use this new understanding to create an effective counter-curse without anyone needing to sacrifice their life for their child.

The scientific method could also be used to isolate the composition of Phoenix tears, the process by which they spark perfect cellular regeneration, and then synthesize an artificial version with the same effects, essentially rendering all of medical science obsolete. 

The “can’t be done” and “we may never know” attitude of the wizarding world has seriously limited their ability to progress as a society.

look okay they’re still using medieval quills over pencils, I think cellular regeneration is still many innovations away in the wizarding world

Yeah but they could make all of those leaps in like a week if they used the scientific method. Bring in like, ten muggle scientists, get them to analyze the shit out of everything, then send them home with some extra spending money and fabricated memories of a science conference out-of-town

#ravenclaws.. #whaat a ravenclaw…

Don’t get it mixed up. I’m not just advocating science for the sake of better understanding. I’m a slytherin, so I’m looking for practical applications for the knowledge gained through use of the scientific method. 

For example, why is the wizarding world still effectively using carrier pigeons? Sirius Black demonstrated that instantaneous communication is possible via the floo network, so why not fill cigarette lighters with floo powder? This would not only be the wizarding equivalent of a cell phone, but would also allow streamline the process of creating entryways into the floo network.

There are people, like Tonks, who can rewrite their own genetic code with a thought. There are people, like McGonagall, who can completely change species and retain human cognition. There are potions, like Polyjuice, that rewrite your genetic code temporarily, replicating both a person’s nature and nurture. They’ve naturally perfected genetic engineering, but their understanding of how these processes work has left them completely unable to apply it practically.

For example, if they did a little bit of research and development, they could isolate the genes that allow for magical abilities, replicate the process by which Polyjuice Potion works, and synthesize a new potion that allows people like Filch, who were born squibs but desperately want to be wizards, to drink a little bit of potion every day so they’re able to use magic. 

Or, if they isolate the genes that allow Tonks and Teddy to rewrite their genetic code at will, as well as the process by which animagi are able to retain their human consciousness while in an animal body, they could easily create an effective treatment for lycanthropy that allows werewolves like Lupin to control the shift between man and wolf and retain control of themselves while in wolf form. 

Additionally, if they did research on what contagion causes lycanthropy, they would be so much closer to creating a vaccine that makes it significantly less communicable. 

(via alwaystakeatoweltoaparty)

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4 days ago

57academics:

Remember, it’s not Greek if you say “No Homer”

(via tm-fucking-esis)

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4 days ago

guyfieriandtotallynotricky:

the-fandoms-are-cool:

meandthedevilblues:

iraffiruse:

Frozach Submitted

Wtf did I just read

NO GINGERBREAD MAN I DEMAND A SEQUAL I MUST DISCOVER HOW HE WILL END THIS PLAGUE AND MYSTERY

I NEED A SEQUEL

(via artistic-anarchy1)

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5 days ago

ATTENTION SARCASM USERS

buttlass:

tweeckos:

we’re being faced with a serious issue.

there is only 1 sarcasm left

now we’ve got to use it wisely. please, for the love of god, think before you speak. it’s gotta be good.

yeah okay, i’ll be sure to do that

(via fairies-wear-combat-boots)

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